Feeling patriotic? Follow in the footsteps of Canada’s most famous, as several star-studded canucks have listed their homes for sale this week. From Céline Dion’s chic Paris getaway to Wayne Gretzky’s California paradise, check out the latest in celebrity real estate.
Céline Dion’s Paris Apartment
(5 bed, 5+ bath, 8,000 sq. ft., US$9,474,830)
FOR SALE: Storied chanteuse and Canadian national treasure Céline Dion has listed the Parisian pied-à-terre she shared with late husband René Angéilil. Located in the elite Villa Montmorency neighbourhood in the 16th arrondisement, this four-storey apartment is tucked behind a gated treed lot and features soaring barrel-vaulted ceilings, wine cellar, gym, spa, library and theatre. Twenty-four-hour security is sure to be a draw for any discerning buyer who values privacy.
Wayne Gretzky’s Los Angeles Mansion
(6 bed, 8 bath, US$6 million)
SOLD: Talk about real estate goals! Legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzy (also a cherished Canadian icon), has sold his lavish Los Angeles home for a cool-as-ice US$6 million. Located in the city’s upper-class Westlake Village neighbourhood, this is the perfect home for those with luxurious taste, featuring a glossy white subway-tiled kitchen, home theatre with fireplace, guesthouse, sauna, gym, and plenty of dramatic black chandeliers.
Eva Longoria’s Hollywood Hills Villa
(3 bed, 3 bath, 3,700 sq. ft., US$1,374,500)
SOLD: Eva Longoria, known for playing the capricious Gabrielle on Desperate Housewives, appears to be moving to a new block, listing her distinctive red-hued Mediterranean-style home. With sweeping canyon and city views, stone floors, arched windows and stunning fireplace feature, you’ll swear you’re living off the Spanish coast rather than downtown LA.
Judy Garland’s Childhood Home
(8 bed, 3.5 bath, 4,062 sq. ft., US$550,000)
FOR SALE: Think affordable real estate can only be found somewhere over the rainbow? Think again; you could own this piece of classic film history – the childhood home of starlet Judy Garland – for less than a Toronto detached home. And with a whopping 4,062 square feet and eight bedrooms, you could practically host a whole film crew! While the kitchen and bathroom cupboards are dated and screaming for a good reno, keep in mind that they’re the 1915 originals and used by Ms. Garland and family during her formative years. No word on whether they ever housed her famous ruby slippers.